Youth

Junior Educator leads an afterschool group tour of "Eat or Be Eaten: Animal Survival Strategies."

Youth Committee promote their exhibition "iCreate".

The Bruce Museum offers many opportunities to get teens involved. The Bruce Museum's Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce, and the Junior Docent Team give teens a chance to get on-the-job experience in various fields.

Junior Docent Program

Starting this Fall the Bruce Museum’s join the Bruce as we introduce the Junior Docent program. The Junior Docent program will be an after school program that serves community high schoolers (Grades 9 - 12) that helps them build self confidence, communication and leadership skills. With aid of the museum, students will have access to our art and science collections, staff, and other leading professionals. The program will help train and give the participating community high schoolers tools to build essential skills and self confidence. This program will help students get access to college, career, and life readiness skills over a three to four year span while also being paid for their participation.

Recruitment season is open! Recruitment for 2022–2023 school year is being held in September and October. Would you like to be a part of the inaugural Junior Docent program? Click on the application below to apply.

Junior Docent Application 2022

For up-to-date information or to arrange an interview, please contact Megan Brown at mbrown@brucemuseum.org. Teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, parents, please send an email to Megan Brown if you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a meeting.

 

Youth@Bruce - iCreate Annual High School Exhibition

The Bruce Museum Youth Committee is a student-based volunteer group designed to empower area high school students to become active volunteers at the Bruce Museum. Its mission is to elevate the volunteer experience for dedicated high school volunteers by engaging them in learning and managing opportunities that provide the teens with job skills and a visible role in the Bruce Museum. This volunteer group organizes the annual iCreate high school exhibition and works alongside Bruce Museum staff at every stage of the exhibition's progression. This intern experience gives the students an overview of all the work that goes into a large exhibit, from planning, task checklists, juried selections, communications, collection management, working with a team, and finally, the reward of seeing it all complete.

If you would like to join Youth@Bruce, click here to apply online, email mlendenmann@brucemuseum.org if you have any questions, or apply through your high school's senior internship program.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities specifically for youth, contact Mary Ann Lendenmann, Volunteer Program Manager, Phone: 203-413-6746, or email mlendenmann@brucemuseum.org.